Keeping mice out of your old Briggs engine.
Posted July 05, 2017 - 09:25 PM
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Posted July 05, 2017 - 09:36 PM
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Posted July 05, 2017 - 09:45 PM
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Posted July 06, 2017 - 04:37 AM
I keep plenty of mouse/rat bait around and use dryer sheets around the engine. About 4 sheets per engine - $1 a box at Dollar Store. I also leave the hoods up on the tractors. Mice like dark places which is created with the hood down.
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Posted July 06, 2017 - 04:54 AM
Belive it or not, I had Danial boons dog here the other day.He's a friends dog. he was roaming my junk yard for mice. this dog does not eat dog food. it hunts meat. it will eat anything. except commercial dog food. He literaly ripped all the tin off a model 14 to get at some mice. He has ripped apart garden tractors. I said WTF, My friend said, I told you to keep an eye on him! And this is a nine year old dog!
Edited by karel, July 07, 2017 - 03:04 AM.
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Posted July 06, 2017 - 07:14 AM
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Posted July 06, 2017 - 07:22 AM
Mice stayed out of the one L head but started to build on top right between the fuel pump and the blower housing. Chewed through the one plug wire and worked on another wire. Forgot to put the hood up after the dryer sheets went in.
Edited by chieffan, July 06, 2017 - 07:23 AM.
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Posted July 06, 2017 - 03:30 PM
When I put mine away for the winter I get Oil Of Peppermint and put it on several cotton balls and place them on the tractor and engine. Did this to our shed and it took 3 years for the squirrels ( chip munks / red squirrels ) to come back. Did it again and they left. Mice and squirrels are allergic to it and it keeps them away and it smells good all thru the winter. Just my thought. Roger
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Posted July 06, 2017 - 06:39 PM
Putting the spark plug back in would have kept this one out---LOL---Sorry about the hijack!
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Posted July 23, 2017 - 08:19 PM
Found a drowned mouse in the oil bath air filter on my 8N. Started a Kohler 161 and the flywheel threw out several baby mice. Started a Ford 3000 the mouse ran out of the gauges and up my leg. Was cutting hay and a black snake ran up and over the front tire across the engine and kept going. Was glad he did not decide to go up my pants leg.
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